Sunday, March 30, 2008

Greatest Openers - My Name Is Jonas

The famed fingerpicked acoustic intro of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas,” opens their first release, The Blue Album. Backed by a tambourine, the acoustic is soon electrified by distortion and power chords. This explosion not only ignites the song and propels it to greatness, but also proves to be a legendary launch into what is one of the greatest albums of all time. Rivers’s unmistakable vocals also drive the song into an anthemic piece of rock greatness. I don’t think I will ever listen to this song without a fucking righteous “AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE!” emanating from my tongue.

Weezer – My Name Is Jonas

1 comment:

jake said...

I stumbled upon this post accidentally, and found it slightly ironic since I am compiling a post of my favorite album enders. At the top of that list is Only in Dreams, the last song on this great Weezer album.